Saturday 16 December 2017

Making a racquet

Ramsgrange stages badminton finals

Amie Butler (Monaseed) and Katie Whelan (Shelburne), winner and runner-up in the Division 4 ladies' singles
Amie Butler (Monaseed) and Katie Whelan (Shelburne), winner and runner-up in the Division 4 ladies' singles
Taghmon colleagues Paddy Nolan (winner) and runner-up Patrick O'Regan before the Division 6 men's singles final

The annual adult badminton county championships took place on Good Friday in Ramsgrange Community School.

The shuttlecocks were flying and strings were rattling in some intense games.

In the second division, the ladies' doubles were in action with Siobhán Ennis and Ailish O'Hanlon beating Catherine Canavan and Tara Kehoe 21-11, 21-9.

In the third division, the men's singles saw clubmates Declan Carroll and Craig Healy going head to head, with Declan winning in three sets (21-17, 19-21, 21-12).

Next up was the men's doubles, with Declan Carroll and Craig Healy this time teaming up on the same side against Joe Ryan and Shane Kehoe and emerging victorious.

In the third division ladies' doubles, Clodagh Dempsey and Aime Butler were up against Tara Kehoe and Helen Butler, coming out victorious in an exciting three-set game (21-13, 19-21, 21-14).

In the third division mixed, Joe Ryan and Tara Kehoe took on the experienced partnership of Catherine Canavan and Shane Kehoe who came out on top.

Next up was the fourth division ladies' singles with two young guns, Amie Butler winning against Katie Whelan 21-8, 21-10.

In the fourth division ladies' doubles, Helen Butler and Clodagh Dempsey lost to Chantal Rowe and Lorraine Dunne in three sets (21-19, 19-21, 21-17).

In the fourth division mixed doubles, Declan Carroll and Clodagh Dempsey beat Helen Butler and Nicky Sinnott 21-14, 21-17.

In the fourth division men's doubles, Declan Carroll and Benny Lawlor lost to Nicky Sinnott and Ciarán Doyle 21-19, 24-22.

Next up was the fifth division with the men's singles where Anthony Wadding lost to Andrew Tighe 21-11, 22-20.

In the fifth division ladies' doubles, Martina Cummins and Bríd Kehoe beat Katie Whelan and Kerry Doyle 21-12, 21-19.

Next on the agenda was the sixth division men's singles which turned out to be the game of the night, with two young Taghmon players battling hard for the title. The game between Patrick O'Regan and Paddy Nolan produced a very tense and exciting three sets, with Paddy just winning against his clubmate (19-21, 21-16, 23-21).

In the sixth division ladies' singles, Kerry Doyle beat Bríd Kehoe 21-16, 13-21, 21-18.

In the sixth division men's doubles, Patrick O'Regan and Dan Rossiter beat Adam Bookle and Brian Creane 21-18, 24-22.

In the sixth division ladies' doubles, Martina Cogley and Margaret O'Regan beat Ava Somers and Kerry Doyle 21-10, 21-11.

In the sixth division mixed it was an all-Taghmon affair, with Martina Cogley and Patrick O'Regan beating the brother and sister pairing of Paddy and Aine Nolan 21-10, 21-10.

We would like to wish the Wexford Class 4 team the best of luck when they travel to Limerick on Saturday, April 2, to compete for All-Ireland glory.

Wexford People

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